La co-construction

Pour atteindre cette ambition commune, il a été indispensable d’amener tous les acteurs concernés par cet enjeu à travailler ensemble avec des objectifs partagés et une excellente coordination.

In this spirit the manner of constructing the Urban Cleanliness Strategy sought to be collaborative, responding to the realities on the ground and trying to provide concrete answers in the short, medium and long term.

The list of more than 300 people invited to participate in the development process of underlines the number and diversity of actors which are involved in one way or another in the issue of cleanliness in the Brussels-Capital Region and could therefore potentially contribute solutions. Examples include the municipalities, Bruxelles-Propreté, Brussels Mobility, Brussels Environment, Brulocalis, the police zones, Brussels Prevention and Safety, Fost Plus, Wallonie Plus Propre, ERAP, BECI, SNCB, STIB, IBSA, Shopera, various neighbourhood committees, Recupel, Fevia, Denuo, the tobacco sector and the RESSOURCES Federation.

In practice, the issue of urban cleanliness – which, as we have seen, extends far beyond the scope of public cleaning activities – involves many other actors, public and private, in the Brussels-Capital Region. This sometimes makes management complex and requires a high degree of coordination between the operational actors present at various levels of power. Clarification between the stakeholders of roles and missions is therefore essential in order to ensure optimal maintenance of public spaces and exclude ‘grey areas’ and ‘buck-passing’ between actors.